Accounting firms keep the status quo, but disruption looms

Accounting firms keep the status quo, but disruption looms

Accounting firms of all sizes responded to the idea that their industry will be disrupted by technology.

05/30/17

News from Epicor’s annual user conference

News from Epicor’s annual user conference

Here's a round-up of what Epicor announced at its annual user conference, including the new release of Epicor ERP and where it stands with cloud computing.

05/26/17

Twilio jumps on the serverless bandwagon

Twilio jumps on the serverless bandwagon

No huge surprise that developer tool vendor Twilio is launching a serverless offering.

05/25/17

Twilio does speech recognition and understanding, the right way

Twilio does speech recognition and understanding, the right way

Twilio’s CEO Jeff Lawson never wanted to do speech recognition. So what has changed?

05/24/17

The value of metadata – the most Instagrammed tourist attractions globally

The value of metadata – the most Instagrammed tourist attractions globally

Once upon a time, the concept of metadata was a foreign one. Today it enables and empowers almost everything.

05/23/17

Automation and the end of accounting

Automation and the end of accounting

While software vendors are approaching the subject with sensitivity, does automation signal the upcoming end of the accounting profession?

05/22/17

Going interstellar with Microsoft Cosmos

Going interstellar with Microsoft Cosmos

It’s fascinating to watch the thrust and parry of the competing public cloud platforms. Microsoft’s Cosmos is an example of competition-fueled innovation.

05/18/17

An under-pressure OpenStack gets support from an (in)famous individual

An under-pressure OpenStack gets support from an (in)famous individual

The strangest of bedfellows. Edward Snowden gives OpenStack some much needed support.

05/17/17

Corvil launches Cara, virtual financial markets security analyst

Corvil launches Cara, virtual financial markets security analyst

Some interesting sector-specific news from this European vendor points to some broadly applicable trends.

05/16/17

Azure Stack and the role of context

Azure Stack and the role of context

A Twitter argument led to some heated discussions among the analyst ranks at Microsoft’s Build conference. Don’t. Feed. The. Trolls.

05/15/17

Xero breaks through its glass ceiling: customers, revenue and cashflow

Xero breaks through its glass ceiling: customers, revenue and cashflow

Impressive results from the New Zealand-founded, but now global, accounting software vendor.

05/12/17

Wealthsimple scales with its vision of democratizing investment

Wealthsimple scales with its vision of democratizing investment

Occupy Wall Street was all about delivering equity in terms of wealth distribution and earning. Maybe technology can help with that.

05/11/17

Adobe continues its march to the cloud

Adobe continues its march to the cloud

Adobe, once known only for its creative suite, has become a huge player in the broader marketing space. I sat down with an exec ahead of their EMEA conference to reflect.

05/09/17

Suse fronts up -- there’s a method to their (perceived) madness

Suse fronts up -- there’s a method to their (perceived) madness

I’m known for my bluntness and strong opinions. And so it was with HPE’s divestment of Stackato and OpenStack. Suse runs me through their thinking.

05/09/17

Catching up with Adaptive Insights and ruminating over the future

Catching up with Adaptive Insights and ruminating over the future

No matter how you spin it, Adaptive Insight’s world changed when Oracle acquired NetSuite.

05/05/17

In an effort to get its house in order, Docker containerizes and ships out its CEO

In an effort to get its house in order, Docker containerizes and ships out its CEO

Big changes for Docker Inc. What’s behind them, and what does it mean?

05/02/17

Checking in on a newly acquired NetSuite

Checking in on a newly acquired NetSuite

SuiteWorld 2017 was always going to be a fascinating glimpse of life for this once independent vendor. We weren’t disappointed.

05/02/17

'Gidday mate!' -- Atlassian goes on a Euro expedition

'Gidday mate!' -- Atlassian goes on a Euro expedition

Atlassian, like many of its compatriots, is on a global “overseas experience.” This week they move on to Europe.

05/02/17

Kimble launches A.I.-enabled PSA -- buzzwords or innovation?

Kimble launches A.I.-enabled PSA -- buzzwords or innovation?

A.I. is one of the premium buzzwords du jour. In Kimble’s case, is it justified?

05/01/17

All’s fair in love, war and ERP -- FinancialForce goes for NetSuite’s jugular

All’s fair in love, war and ERP -- FinancialForce goes for NetSuite’s jugular

There’s nothing better than a good bit of guerilla marketing. But let’s dive into FinancialForce’s approach for a minute.

04/27/17

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